|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This seminar-style course will focus on the reading and constructive discussion of poetry submitted by members of the workshop. It will also include an ongoing discussion of contemporary poetics. Students will write short response papers to several contemporary poetry collections and will explore an extensive reading list of contemporary writing for purposes of discussion. A final portfolio--consisting of 15 pages of revised poetry and a statement of poetics--is due at the end of the semester.
Substantial amount of writing, regular in-class discussion of student work, and opportunities for revision.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Recent works by contemporary American poets.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly or biweekly poetry submissions; constructive oral and written peer critiques; a few brief response papers; a final portfolio consisting of a 15-page collection of revised poems and a statement of poetics.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To apply to this course, please submit 5-7 pages of poetry along with a cover page in two sections: 1) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), some of your favorite writers and any other influences; 2) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your history with and interest in poetry and/or other forms of writing. The application deadline is 5 pm on November 4th. Submissions received after the deadline will be considered if there are still places available in the class. Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use either Microsoft Word or rich-text-format for your attachment. You will be notified electronically if you have been admitted (or not) to the course. Students may not take this course and another creative writing workshop concurrently.
Students are also required to attend 2 events per semester with visiting writers (usually scheduled on Wednesday evenings). Enrolled students must adjust their schedules accordingly.
This course contributes to the English major's Creative Writing Concentration and its Theory and Literary Forms Concentration.
|Instructor(s): Willis,Elizabeth Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK403; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
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